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From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

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Top Rated TV #54 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 21 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Himself - Host / ... (12 episodes, 1998)
 Deke Slayton (10 episodes, 1998)
 Emmett Seaborn (6 episodes, 1998)
 Frank Borman (5 episodes, 1998)
 Gene Cernan (5 episodes, 1998)
 Chris Kraft (5 episodes, 1998)


The twelve episodes follow the Apollo space program from a variety of viewpoints: (1) "Can We Do This?" maps the origins of Apollo and its Mercury and Gemini roots; (2) "Apollo 1" tells of the tragic fire and the subsequent finger-pointing; (3) "We Have Cleared the Tower" portrays the intense preparation for Apollo 7; (4) "1968" puts Apollo 8 into its historical context against events of the era; (5) "Spider" shows the engineering POV through the design, building, and testing of the LEMs with Apollos 9 and 10, (6) "Mare Tranquilitatis" shows the deeper considerations behind the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing; (7) "That's All There Is" portrays the camaraderie of the Apollo 12 crew; (8) "We Interrupt This Program" shows a by-now-indifferent media galvanized by the events of Apollo 13; (9) "For Miles and Miles" tells of Alan Shepherd's return to the manned program with Apollo 14 after being grounded between Mercury and Gemini; (10) "Galileo Was Right" show the non-piloting demands on ... Written by Kathy Li

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Release Date:

5 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De la Tierra a la Luna  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

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(12 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Several of the Houston flight controllers are played by actors reprising the same roles from the film Apollo 13 (1995). See more »


In episode 6, the clip showing Buzz Aldrin descending the ladder was obviously taken from episode 12. This is evident because a Lunar rover can be seen stowed on the LM, a feature that Apollo 11 did not have. Also, Neil Armstrong was not near the ladder of the LM, taking pictures of Aldrin, as in the real mission. See more »


[about being the last man to set foot on the Moon]
Jack Schmitt: It's not like I get stopped at restaurants.
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Referenced in Flat Earth Clues: Empty Theatre (2015) See more »

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Incredible mini series
25 February 2004 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This miniseries is fantastic. As a self titled space geek, I enjoyed every minute. Not only does it tell the story of how we got to the Moon, it tells about the individual astronauts and many who helped get them there. After Alan Shepard had his 15 minutes as the first American in space, JFK made it clear that we needed to get to the Moon by 1970. The mini series details every step of the way, touching on the Apollo 1 disaster, all the steps to getting to the Moon (staying in orbit, space walks, docking, etc), the development of the Lunar Modules, and the inevitable voyage of Apollo 11 that landed on the Moon. I especially enjoyed Dave Foley as Al Bean, an astronaut on Apollo 12 (the funny episode). From the Earth to the Moon also details the NASA/press relationship, astronaut training, the astronaut wives, etc. It's such details and perspective that make this stand out as an amazing miniseries. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the Apollo program. Truly an amazing story of arguably the greatest technological achievement of man to date.

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